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Notebook: Don’t look now but hot stretch has put Wolves in good spot in the standings

Wolves impressive in sweeping five-game homestand Winning five games in a row is good any time. How about a five-game winning streak at home against some of the league’s best? Well, that’s even better. Let’s…


Vikings C Pat Elflein named to PFWA All-Rookie team

There aren’t too many third-round picks who immediately change the look of their team, but center Pat Elflein did that for the Minnesota Vikings. On Tuesday, the former Ohio State center was named to the…


How good is Nick Foles?

Here’s a collection of words we never thought we’d be saying in 2018: The Super Bowl goes through Nick Foles. The Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s NFC Championship game was thrust into the starting…


Jon Gruden with Case Keenum from an old ‘QB Camp’ is great on a number of levels

On Monday’s morning radio show on 1500ESPN, Phil Mackey & Judd Zulgad dug up an old Jon Gruden QB Camp episode with former Houston Cougar Case Keenum. That clip is making the rounds in the…


Vikings-Eagles key matchups: Fletcher Cox vs. Vikings interior linemen

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game, we will be highlighting one key matchup every day throughout the week. We begin with Fletcher Cox vs. the Vikings’…


Zulgad: Mike Zimmer only two wins from fulfilling goal of being covered in confetti

Vikings fans spent Monday celebrating their team’s improbable playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints still marveling at the fact that Case Keenum had found Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown on a third-down play…


After wild win, Mike Zimmer focused on cleaning up mistakes

As Minnesota Vikings players and fans danced to the tune of one of the wildest victories in NFL playoff history, Mike Zimmer was in his office thinking about the way a 17-0 lead had disappeared…


Reports: Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as head coach

A week ago, it appeared as if Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was going to end up as coach of the Arizona Cardinals. It still looks as if Shurmur is going to get a head…


Rashod Hill reflects on journey from Jags’ practice squad to starting in the playoffs

Following a career-ending injury to tackle Jake Long, the Minnesota Vikings were desperate for any kind of help along the offensive line. So they picked up Rashod Hill off the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad. Jacksonville…


Wetmore: Twins made safe bets to upgrade bullpen, which should leave some money for a starter

The Twins set out this offseason with two primary areas in need of improvement for the 2018 season: starting pitching and relief pitching. Even without getting the top names on the market, Minnesota has done…


Meet Cayleb Jones, the first person to hug Stefon Diggs after his miracle touchdown

For a moment, Cayleb Jones thought he ruined the greatest moment in Minnesota Vikings history. As receiver Stefon Diggs took off down the sideline on the final play of the Vikings’ miraculous playoff win over…


Vikings lose safety Andrew Sendejo to concussion

Andrew Sendejo had a key interception for the Vikings’ in the first quarter of their last-second 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in an NFC Divisional playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium,…


Issues with monitor in Saints’ booth meant Payton had to go with “gut” in challenging calls

Saints coach Sean Payton said he went with his “gut” when he challenged two fourth-quarter calls in New Orleans’ 29-24 loss to the Vikings on Sunday in an NFC Divisional playoff game at U.S. Bank…


Stefon Diggs: ‘It’s plays like that you dream about’

Stefon Diggs and around 70,000 of his friends will never forget the final moments of Sunday’s win for the Minnesota Vikings over the New Orleans Saints. Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown to defeat the Saints…


Zulgad: Tears of joy: Vikings finally able to write a happy ending in playoff game

This time it was different. That’s why nearly everyone wearing purple on the field Sunday evening was celebrating in disbelief with the clock showing zeroes at U.S. Bank Stadium. That why fans were chanting Mike…


On the big stage, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs again prove to be unstoppable

Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard touchdown catch to beat the New Orleans Saints will go down as one of the most exciting plays in NFL playoff history. But his final catch was from from his only key…


VIDEO: Stefon Diggs and Case Keenum share a special moment inside the locker room

Stefon Diggs’ improbable touchdown catch led the Vikings to victory in an instant classic. Case Keenum put the ball in his hands. Afterward, the two former underdogs shared a moment in the Vikings’ locker room.…


Vikings players explain the craziest play of their lives

A few minutes before the Minnesota Vikings made history, Case Keenum was on the sidelines with his head down. He rocked back and forth in frustration and repeatedly took his hat on and off. But…


Magic strikes as Case Keenum leads incredible win over Saints

Mike Zimmer had seen the ball floating like a dart without feathers in his nightmares. He’d woken up in a cold sweat thinking about a Case Keenum off-script play ending in disaster ruining his chance at…


Sam Bradford to backup Case Keenum vs. Saints

Sam Bradford hasn’t appeared in a game since Week 5, but he will be the backup to starting QB Case Keenum in the Minnesota Vikings’ Divisional round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Bradford…


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